We entered the Hotelympia Innovation Awards 2012 (Technology category) with our unique portable draught beer and wine dispensing coolers and were delighted to be announced as one of the 6 finalists.

This enabled us to display the Kontakt 55/Kprofi in the boulevard at Hotelympia for all to see as they entered. This in itself generated a lot of interest resulting in additional traffic to our Stand.

However, things really kicked off when ‘Star’ Chef Jason Atherton revealed the final results of the innovation awards on Monday after the ideas had been pitched to a “Dragon’s Den” style industry panel.

We were absolutely thrilled to receive the Innovation Award for our portable draught beer and wine dispensers, especially as we faced some stiff opposition from large international companies but still managed to impress the judges.

Handing out commemorative plates to the winners, Jason Atherton said: “Innovation is the key to success. New ideas and products take forward-thinking people, and we’ve seen a great standard.”

Although our dispensers are innovative when used with standard kegs, they are even better when coupled with KeyKegs or Ecofass kegs. The beverage in these kegs will last longer as both types of keg will prevent air ingression into, or contamination of, the beer, wine, cider, lager, Prosecco, stout, etc.